Thursday, August 30, 2007

Is the Category of "Race" Legit?

In his article Many Ethnicities, One Race Thabiti Anyabwile argued that there is only one race, and the idea that there are "raises" is "a fiction," a concept "foreign to Scripture."

I was curious to hear what Jeremy Pierce thought. Jeremy is a PhD student at Syracuse, working on the metaphysics of race and races. He wrote up a response here, disagreeing with Thabiti about the image of God, definition of race, etc--but agreeing with the second half of the article and the practical implications.

Thabiti has now continued the dialogue with a response to Jeremy's critique.

I think this is a fruitful exchange and hope it continues.